The Republican and Democratic presidential candidates collided sharply Tuesday in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels, with GOP hopeful Ted Cruz calling on law enforcement to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods” and his Democratic rivals sternly rebuking him.
The uproar highlighted the deepening rift between Republicans and Democrats on an issue that was poised to gain a fresh foothold in the campaign: the treatment of Muslim Americans amid concerns about terrorism.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton tweeted that Cruz’s proposal was “beneath us,” while Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said that singling out a religious group would be “unconstitutional” and “wrong.”
Cruz faced only muted criticism from his own party, with Donald Trump — who has called for a ban on the entry of Muslims into the United States — voicing support for the senator’s plan.
So much for freedom of religion. Now the wannabe boys want send out law enforcement officers to patrol Muslim neighborhoods seeking radicalized Muslims. Now that sounds like a rather draconian, unConstitutional plan.
What’s even scarier is that Donald Trump is agreeing with Ted Cruz.
Do we even have “Muslim neighborhoods” in this country? Am I too insulated here in Northern Virginia?
What sets this country apart from European countries is how well American Muslims are assimilated into American society. I guess that will all come to a screeching halt if Cruz or Trump become president and send their “blue shirts” out to curb those Muslims.
What is wrong with these 2 GOP candidates?